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that information. intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein said despite reports drones have killed hundreds of civilians -- >> the figures we've obtained from the executive branch which we have done our utmost to verify confirm that the number of civilian casualties that have resulted from such strikes each year has typically been in the single digits. >> john: which would make anyone opposed to the drone war killing civilians feel so much better. on the plus side, senator feinstein provided plans to provide oversight of the drone war. >> i also intend to review proposals for regulation -- excuse me, for legislation to ensure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with our values. and that the proposal to create and an na log of the foreign intelligence surveillance court to review the conduct of such strikes. >> john: it is worth noting a 2012 poll shows americans already think drone strikes are consistent with our values. nearly four out of five adults approve the use of drone strikes against terrorist suspects overseas. 2/3 suspected using drones to kill ameri
. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> jennifer: when the hearings resumeed brennon told senators that drone strikes do meet rigorous standard. the rob is that reliable information is hard to come by. the strikes are happening in dangerous and remote areas of pakistan and somalia. the best information comes from the new america foundation and they report that since brennon became the top adviser drone strikes have killed over 1500 people and 143 of those 1500 have been identified as civilians in credible news reports. our government's estimates are highly classified. in the senate only dianne feinstein's intelligence committee has been briefed but feinstein has long argued that based on those briefings civilian casualties are very low. here she is in 2011. >> the collateral damage is
: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them and if you knew what we know. yeah, why don't you share. why don't you ask john bran anyone who's in front of you going to be the next head of the c.i.a. if you vote for him, what evidence did you have to kill awlkai and his 16-year-old son in a different strike, who is also a u.s. citizen. there are no coincidences. we killed him and another u.s. citizenual with him in a separate strike, we accidentally happened to kill someone else in his family, a 16-year-old, also a u.s. citizen. those questions didn't get asked. asked who made the decision to execute a 16-year-old u.s. citizen, was it you or someone else? >> weirdly the u.s. senators were polite and did not ask. they asked interesting questions including this question. >> i never believe it's better the to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain a
the most beautiful post offices here in new york, and we can look at dianne feinstein's office husband for that. we'll look into it. >> micromanaged by congress but they don't get the taxpayer money from congress. it's a time bomb by the bush administration to make government smaller. >> john: exactly. >> and so everything that they want to see--yes--it comes to fruition. >> and all these people who sitting around all these year not attacking congress, congress attacks them. >> how does it make you feel? >> that was sent from you and it was anthrax. i regifted it. >> john: anyone who remembers the 80s and 90s postal workers are the people you do not want to upset. we'll talk about a very special birthday, and we're not talking about bob marley. we'll be right back. [ ♪ music ♪ ] break the ice with breath-freshening cooling crystals. ice breakers. running out of aerosols can get pretty frustrating. try the air wick freshmatic. it automatically fills the air with its captivating scent. just one freshmatic refill lasts as long as 55 aerosol cans. and with so many rich, indulgent
later in this hour but first, dan for the big headlines for the day. >> dianne feinstein and barbara boxer have settled their super bowl bet this week since the 49ters -- roll out the crab cakes. >> since they lost to the baltimore more ravens last night. the california senators will send their maryland some dungeness crab, napa valley wine san francisco sour doe bread and northern california cheeses. >> i hope there is some could you girl creamery cheeses among them. >> that sounds like a pretty good haul. >> yeah. >> had they lost, they would have had to give up some baltimore beer heavy crab cakes. "thirty rock" finished off but it leaves on as an ice cream flavor. ben & jerry, liz lemon greek frozen yogurt. it will be available for the next few weeks nationwide. >> let me tell you there is a charity that benefits from that. every time you buy it, some goes to jumpstart, excellent national program for preschool kids. >> from ben & jerry's >> tina fey is donating the prophets. >> a big change at the famous notre dame cathedral in paris. they are
to hear the debate. >> stephanie: it's like dianne feinstein says when you put your finger in the bullet holes trying to stop the bleeding -- >> caller: that's exactly what it is like. and when the republicans can actually see the destruction that this can do -- i don't know maybe that -- i don't know. maybe that would change their mind. and what is the problem with just having ten bullets in a freakin' round? >> you can do a lot of damage with ten rounds. >> but what if 15 guys are breaking in your house. >> stephanie: you know what you are the smartest girl in class. i'm giving you a gift card for sherry's berries. >> caller: oh, thank you. i just love ya. >> stephanie: they are giant -- they are gynormous -- >> they are as big as a baby's fist. >> stephanie: they are delight. okay. the president. >> obama: the vast majority of americans, including a majority of gun owners support requiring criminal background checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. >> stephanie: they are jazzy chocolately fizzel for shizel. >> oh, really. >> stephanie: the princess is here. sherry
. they felt like they have been stonewalling. one scene i thought was memorable, when dianne feinstein took after him for not allowing senate staff access to a lot of this information really was a window on how washington works that, you know, people think that senators sort of pore over a lot of these and study them. their staffs brief them and tell them what's going on. the suggestion staff can't have access is debilitating as we saw yesterday. >> it was interesting that brennan said that he, when waterboarding came on, when he was at the cia that he was not in a position to try to stop it, but that he had expressed his reservations about it, his opposition to it and that he would never happen under his watch under director of cia. did that come across as auth authentic? a little bit different from waterboarding. something president obama ostensibly put a stop to said we don't water board. we don't torture. so the belief is i guess, it goes on some of these cia black sites that may or may not exist officially. >> so on the drones, i mean when the flap started
the room. >> stephanie: that was senator feinstein. >> yeah. >> stephanie: huh? >> hum. >> stephanie: okay. >> it's just interesting, you know. >> stephanie: i had this debate, i was on governor granholm's last show -- [ applause ] >> stephanie: i can't breathe without her. she might be up for a cabinet post, though. i'll just keep calling her over and oversee if she'll take my call. >> no, she won't. >> stephanie: no but we had a really interesting discussion this is just not a black or whitish you. but she believed that the president is fighting a smarter tougher war on terror and george bush with one bomb took out several blocks in iraq bought he thought saadam might be there or whatever. and talk about a dumb war. mickey in south dakota you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi mickey. >> caller: yes. howdy everybody. first off i wish i could come see you guys in chicago. i can't financially afford it but -- >> stephanie: we have some $25 tickets on sale -- >> it's getting there from south dakota -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: but at least i get you on direc
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